We left the cruise boat towards the tip of Lower Manhattan. A nice little water feature at Rockefeller Park.
Standing atop the Irish Hunger Memorial.
Gazing up at the One World Trade Centre.
The memorials for the victims of 911 are huge. There are two of these. In spite of the number of visitors, it was very quiet.
Not sure about this.
We paused for some lunch and a cool down on Broadway and eventually discovered where the hop on hop off bus stop was. That was not easy. Eventually I did the most unmanly thing and asked.
Again we were crawling along atop the bus, this time in Lower Manhattan.
Apple has a bank?
I don't even remember seeing these old ships. Heat stroke, probably.
Chinatown followed I think by Little Italy.
Very expensive little pad up top.
Oh look, Empire State building. Saving her for another day.
Instead of circling up towards Central Park, we left the bus at 5th Avenue and thought we would get the subway back but we (that is the royal we. R trusts me to get this stuff right) became a little confused.
We sat at the Rockefella Centre Plaza for a while, as I worked out it would be just as easy to walk on what was now a hot afternoon than descend the subway stairs to Hades.
Back at Times Square we began to look around at the different theatre performances at each venue. This was, I suppose, a photo shoot to promote a musical.
I have never seen a bus like this before, with sideways seating and the tiered passengers looking straight out the side of the bus.
We looked at the many shows on offer, including a new production of an old favourite, On the Town. Yes, and to those of you who informed me about the line from musical, The Bronx is up and Battery is down, it was useful for the first day or so.
I didn't fancy very many of the shows. I had seen some of them or R had seen some of them. We enquired about one show and the tickets were quite expensive. I thought we should try to get some cheaper tickets next day when we felt fresh, but R was determined to see something that night. While it is essentially a kids musical, we decided on Maltida. I was won over by the music being written by Australian Tim Minchin. It was still quite expensive but the seats were good.
Our early dinner was the left over Chinese food from a couple of nights ago and the performance began at 7.30. The show was very entertaining and the young female lead, I think Fina Strazzer, was just superb.
As we left the theatre, down came the rain. While we did not have far to walk, we ended up quite wet. Naturally the rain stopped as soon as we were back at our flat.